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Product law bulletin – July 2022

Published on 26 July 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of our product law bulletin, this month we focus on:

New guidance published for market safety and product recalls: PAS 7050 and 7100

With the support of the OPSS, the British Standards Institution (BSI) have recently published PAS 7050: 2022 and 7100: 2022 which came into force on 31 March 2022.  Read more.

Government introduces plans to ease UKCA marking transition

We previously wrote that the deadline for products being placed on the UK market to be UKCA marked (alongside or instead of EU CE marking) had been extended until 1 January 2023. Read more.

OPSS publish their Final Report on their Study on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Product Safety

The OPSS has published its final report following the study of the impact of artificial intelligence (‘AI’) carried out between January and June 2021. Read more.

Self-driving cars given the green light

The first self-driving cars are set to hit the roads later this year the Department for Transport has claimed. To allow for this, further changes must be made to the Highway Code. Read more.

Allergen update: Natasha Trial to treat people living with food allergies

We previously wrote about The Food Information (Amendment)(England) Regulations 2019 (“Natasha’s Law”) which came into force on 1 October 2021. Read more.

FSA issue a final call for CBD products to be added to the public list

In an attempt to regulate the CBD market following findings from the Committee on Toxicity, the FSA made the decision to classify CBD products as novel foods, as we previously wrote about. Read more.